What are cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)?

Updated: Oct 29, 2018
  • Author: Albert H Tsai, MD; Chief Editor: Sheela Pai Cole, MD  more...
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CIED is a general term that may be applied to any permanent cardiac rhythm management device. CIEDs are divided into two broad categories, PPMs and AICDs (or, more simply, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators [ICDs]). In this article, CIED is used to refer to both PPMs and AICDs.


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